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Wikipedia's "Social Criticism" references, i.e. I want to read up on a lot of these things, not simply that I am making some lame plan to read a bunch of wikipedia articles. Sadly I cannot limit this list to items pertaining to America, or its foundations, tenets, or world's-police-officers sort of policies or programs. Nor can I limit the list to people, eliminating some items such as events or concepts like "erotic literature", which I don't know that I would need to read.
Things I see as wantonly missing from this list, so I may add red-linked articles very shortly:
- The Principles of Totalitarianism,
- Howard Mehlinger, (note to self, get a copy of Mr. Chavis's version of the above and compare to Mehlinger and this Mr. Charon's)
- any reference to Totalitarianism: An Inductive Approach.
I sense a conspiracy.
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Amelie says to Colignon "Meme les artichauds ont du coeur" (Even artichokes have a heart). In french, "un coeur d'artichaud" (an artichoke heart) is a person that falls very often and easily in love.
Colignon calls Amelie "Amelie-melo" (pronounce "ah-may-LEE-may-low") which sounds like "un meli-melo", a muddle or mix-up.
In the cafe, people discuss about time and weather, as the same word "temps" means both "le temps qui passe" (time that passes) and "le temps qu'il fait" (the weather). So goes Hippolito's theory : they speak about the weather because they are afraid of the passing time.
Collignon says about his mother : "Elle a une memoire d'elephant, un elephant de mer" (literally: she has memory like an elephant, a sea elephant). A "sea elephant" is a sort of walrus, and "mer" (sea) and "mere" (mother) are pronounced the same.
When Amelie is in a theater, she watches "Jules & Jim", a movie by Francois Truffaut. There are many references to Truffaut in the movie : Claire Maurier plays the mother in "the 400 blows" and many scenes refer to "Bed and Board", which itself refers to Hitchcock's "Rear window". I still have to figure which was the movie whith Spencer Tracy driving without watching...
When Amelie watches her projected life on TV, a scene that refers to Woody Allen's "Zelig", the voice over is from Frederic Mitterand, nephew of his uncle, who is famous for commenting weddings or funerals of aristocrats on french TV.
The "likes/dislikes" narration was experimented by Jeunet in a short movie "Foutaise" with Dominique Pinon, that will be included in the collector edition of the DVD. It also refers to "La vie, mode d'emploi" (Life: a user's manual) from Georges Perec, although Jeunet admits he could never finish the book.
Most TV scenes are stock shots. The story about the horse running in the Tour de France is true. Most stories told in the film are true, including the one about collecting discarded pictures.
There are numerous references in the movie, including to other Jeunet films. The scene in the mystery train is almost a copy of a similar scene in Alien : Resurrection where Ripley has an almost tender behaviour with the alien.
Finally, "Amelie" comes from "Emily", as Emily Watson was supposed to play the role, and "Poulain" is both a young untrained horse and a chocolate brand. And this is not a coincidence.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I forgot about this amazing "Country" singer Kasey Chambers! Here are two Samplers I've enjoyed hundreds of times.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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I just got offered a job with Zions Bank! I will be starting October 1st as a Department Systems Analyst where I will run their "Great Cross-Sell" benefits systems! I have been given the reins to the whole project! Wish me luck and that by commenting below.
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